Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday - Fun Piecing

Saturday was a good day to do some mindless piecing.  Of course it wasn't really mindless as I kept making decisions and playing "what if" with scraps.
The intention was to make a  backing piece for the last third of my wonky blocks quilt.  However, the biggest piece is this one:
There are a lot of places with seam intersections that just might cause problems if it is on the back of a piece when I am quilting it.  And honestly, I love the look of this piece and think it deserves to become a beginning for the front of a quilt.
The other pieces are small bits that were left after making this.
This piece has a fun little curved pieced block that was left over previously

This piece was trimmed from a section of that first piece. 

These are just left over tumblers joined together.
I would love to spend the afternoon playing with more of my scraps.  Sadly, one of our church members recently passed away and the choir has been asked to be in attendance.  So I am preparing to go and sing at the funeral on this day prior to Easter.  Tomorrow morning I will be singing again in the church services. We, the choir have been asked to be there at 7:30 a.m.  for last minute instruction and (a very brief) rehearsal for the 8 a.m. service.

And so, I wish you all a Happy Easter. For those of you who are not of a Christian faith, I wish you are day of peace and joy.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

A little more quilting

I have been busy with things other than sewing, quilting and weaving. But I am trying to log a little quilting on the wonky squares quilt as often as I can.

Here are a few pictures with captions.
What Cha MaCallit quilting

Simple Channel quilting

Mis-shapen circles on a string

Freaky Feather

Modified Stipple - oops, I crossed a line!

To be honest, I am not enjoying quilting this one.  I think it is the polyester batting.  I should have stayed with my old faithful Warm and Natural (or) Warm and White batting.

In other news, I saw the Doctor today and was given a big smile when he looked at my CPAP data.  He said that I am doing really well with it and he is pleased.


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Monday, April 14, 2014

A Little Progress

But only a little progress has been made on quilting the Wonky Squares.  I did two of the squares on the second section I am quilting.  Clearly I am out of practice.

But I think I will mention that this has poly batting and that it is harder to maneuver under the needle.

But hey, progress is all good, right?

This is slow because I am working on something else that I can't show here, at least, not for a while yet.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Yippee! A winner!!!

The giveaway for the stiletto that I made is complete.   I used random.org to generate a number and the winner is lucky #4


 And #4 is Beebee - she said:
Beebee will get stiletto #1 and a small surprise in her package. 
Congrats to beebee.  I have emailed you for a mailing address.  I will get your prize to you as soon as I can.

And for the rest of you here is a bit of eye candy.  This is one of my abstracted landscapes. It is also one of my favorite pieces that I have painted.
Herewith
an abstract landscape




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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fallen off the Earth

Yes I know it seems that I have fallen off the face of the earth, but that is not the case.   I just haven't had much time to make things.
So let me share a painting with you.

A number of years ago, I took a class with artist Janet Rogers.  This was a watercolor class on flowers and portraits.  Janet had a couple of paintings where she only painted a partial face. I was totally intrigued by them.  So I did a few of them.  This painting "That Look" was painted from a picture I took of a co-worker.  I also did a full portrait of her, but I can't find a picture of it.   I do love the way I was able to preserve the white areas in this. 

By the way, my giveaway ends Friday night. 



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